Last year Andrey Rublev gave life to a project that he brought to the stage in 2023, showing it for the first time in the first tournament of the season, Adelaide 1's Atp 250, his new clothing line. But only for one match, as the Russian number two lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian tournament.
On this occasion, Rublev took off his Nike clothes and put on the new sportswear line of the number eight tennis player in the world, named Rublo. As far as can be learned from the match lost against the Spaniard, there is no longer a contract with the previous sportswear brand, but the Russian continues to wear their shoes.
However, behind this new project there is a touching message.
Andrey Rublev: "I know I'm depressive"
On Instagram, the winner of twelve ATP titles what this new line of clothing means to him, which goes beyond simple field clothing: the message is one of hope and kindness.
"Here is a doze of migraine to your heads. I know I'm depressive and always have been thinking about life and death for too much, but before my days will end I will keep fighting for what I believe, what I love and who I love.
We been working on something important and close to me. And we would like to share with you something that can be bigger then just a brand, something that can help people, planet. Something that will be a symbol of hope and kindness.
It’s gonna be an interesting year and hopefully all together we will be able to add a bit of light in this dark world." A strong message, which is linked to the depression he has suffered from over the years and which he has told in many previous interviews.
A colleague of his also arrives in support of the Russian's new project. Aryna Sabalenka responds to Rublev's post by asking, "Will there be a women's collection?"
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